Pedorthist discusses diabetes and footwear selection.

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What is Local Pedorthist

A local pedorthist is a medical professional who is trained in foot health and care of the ankle and lower legs. A local pedorthist will fit patients with a variety of pedorthic devices to treat injuries and conditions. Patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes may work with a local pedorthist to prevent diabetes-related foot conditions. Your local pedorthist may work with your local endocrinologist to create the best diabetes treatment plan for your situation.

Diabetes can affect the foot fairly significantly.Typically, what you see in a foot with diabetes, whether its type 1 or type 2 , is that there will be decreased circulation and decreased sensation. So the lack of circulation really affects healing time so proper footcare is really important by someone whos trained in treating a diabetic foot.

In terms of sensation changes in the foot you will have decreased sensation typically with diabetes, and it gets worse the longer you have the disease. Its really important with decreased sensation to work with someone who can fit shoes properly and who can fit insoles properly, if thats needed, a specialist in those areas.  

 In terms of the shoe you want to make sure theres no seams on the inside of the shoe to irritate the top of the foot, and in terms of the insole you want to make sure that its distributing the pressure across the bottom of the foot. If there are any bony prominences there that are going to be prone to breakdown, that you have a little bit of an accommodation in the area of the prominence, just to even the pressure out through the bottom of the foot.

Lindsay Fraser

Lindsay Fraser

Pedorthist
Grimsby, ON
Tania DeBenedetti

Tania DeBenedetti

Pedorthist
Hamilton, ON
Erin Kesler

Erin Kesler

Pedorthist
Oakville, ON
Mr. Mike Bryce

Mr. Mike Bryce

Pedorthist
Oakville, ON
Mr. Shawn Duench,

Mr. Shawn Duench,

Pedorthist
Oakville, ON
Matthew Quattrociocchi

Matthew Quattrociocchi

Pedorthist
Mississauga, ON
Jane Cromwell

Jane Cromwell

C.Ped (C)
Pedorthist
KITCHENER, ON
Peter J. Charbonneau

Peter J. Charbonneau

Book Online Appointments
Pedorthist
Toronto, ON
Brandon Nethercott

Brandon Nethercott

C. Ped (C)
Pedorthist
Mississauga, ON
Alex Whyte

Alex Whyte

Pedorthist
Toronto, ON
Dr. Darius Dinshaw

Dr. Darius Dinshaw

Pedorthist
Mississauga, ON
Babs Aiyede

Babs Aiyede

Book Online Appointments
Pedorthist
Toronto, ON
Jamie Pearson

Jamie Pearson

Pedorthist
Toronto, ON
Samar Assaff

Samar Assaff

Pedorthist
Mississauga, ON
Mr. Colin Dombroski

Mr. Colin Dombroski

PhD
Pedorthist
London, ON
Mr. Brad Gibbs

Mr. Brad Gibbs

Pedorthist
Cambridge, ON
Christy Shantz

Christy Shantz

Pedorthist
London, ON
Kevin Fraser

Kevin Fraser

Pedorthist
Toronto, ON
Mr. Babs Aiyede

Mr. Babs Aiyede

Pedorthist
Toronto, ON
Courtney Aubin

Courtney Aubin

Pedorthist
Mount Brydges, ON
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